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Parent education framework launched

The Education Bureau today launched the Curriculum Framework on Parent Education (Primary School) and encouraged all primary schools to reference the framework's core strands in designing relevant programmes or activities.   In accordance with the Task Force on Home-school Co-operation & Parent Education's recommendations, the bureau commissioned the Baptist University's School of Continuing Education to formulate the curriculum framework.   The newly developed framework is a continuation of the Curriculum Framework on Parent Education (Kindergarten), comprising the same four core strands - Understanding of Child Development, Promotion of Healthy, Happy & Balanced Development of Children, Promotion of Parents' Physical & Psychological Well-being and Fostering Home-school Co-operation & Communication, with a focus on supporting the development needs of children in middle childhood.   All primary schools are encouraged to make reference to the curriculum framework and select, arrange and design parent education activities according to their context, so that parents can learn in a more systematic manner the necessary knowledge and skills for nurturing their children.   Other organisations, such as parent-teacher associations, federations of parent-teacher associations, post-secondary institutions and non-governmental organisations, can design and organise parent education programmes or activities that meet the needs of parents of students at primary level with reference to the curriculum framework.   Parents can also study the framework to understand children's development and learning needs, the bureau said.
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